Navayuga invests in Jordan expansion
Navayuga Engineering Company (NEC), the Abu Dhabi-based leader in infrastructure development and construction, has added Jordan to its international footprint, and is set to generate a US$200 million turnover in the Middle East alone by 2011.
The move comes at a crucial time when Jordan has undertaken a number of important development projects, including an ambitious commuter railway project and a major urban development project in Amman, to propel the region into the 21st century and attract international investors to the Kingdom.
“Our entry into Jordan is in line with NEC’s long-term investment strategy to significantly build our presence in the Kingdom’s infrastructure and construction segment. Our strategy is to use our regional expertise to support Jordan’s potential and to establish strong relationships with partners in the country,” said Mr. Antony A. David, General Manager, NEC.
In recognition of its expertise in completing high-profile projects in the UAE, NEC has now been signed up as contractor to undertake major piling and construction activities in Jordan. The company bagged its first project – a US$3.5 million contract for a 5-star hotel in Amman.
Another important project that NEC will be working on in Jordan is the US$5 billion Abdali Urban Regeneration Project, which involves the development of the new downtown of Amman to create a smart urban living environment combining residential, commercial and leisure facilities. The project is headed by Abdali Investment and Development.
The new city centre is being built on a total area of 384,000 square metres with a built-up area of 1.7 million square metres. Once completed in 2010, the new smart city will act as the major business district for Amman and cater to the needs of thousands of Jordanian and foreign nationals who choose the Kingdom as their living and investment destination.
NEC has been associated with several significant projects in Abu Dhabi, including Al Reem Island and the City of Lights and is currently completed projects on Al Reem Islands, Mohammed Bin Zayed City and Khalifa City – all in the UAE capital.
On Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi, NEC undertook piling work for 10 residential-cum-commercial towers for two projects. In all, 1,496 deep piles were laid for the two projects and were executed as per schedule, highlighting the project development expertise of the company.
NEC undertook infrastructure work for the City of Lights and the Pearl Bay mixed development located on Al Reem Island. For City of Lights, NEC completed piling work for five towers of 35 to 54 floors and for Pearl Bay, the company undertook piling for another five towers of over 30 floors each. This follows the successful completion of work for NEC's first project in Plot 3 C-13 in the City of Lights.
In May this year, Navayuga completed another important project – the Khor Fakkan Port Expansion Project for Berth 6 – on schedule. The complex work involved the installation of bored pile foundation with piles extending to depths of up to 25 metres in deep sea. The successful on-schedule completion of the project marks NEC's competencies in undertaking marine projects that involve deep-sea backfilling work.
NEC also has a strong track record in India, where it is involved in the construction of ports, flyovers, elevated highways and other mammoth construction projects. After its success in the UAE, NEC established its first overseas piling business branch in Qatar in 2006, and is currently involved in major projects outside Doha.
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